Uncle Toms Cabin Research Paper

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Uncle Toms Cabin was highly influential on the abolitionist(anti-slave) movement and how the meaning behind racism of the book of impacts the nation. Slavery was introduced in 1620 and went to the 18th century. One dutch ship brought the first 20 slaves to Jamestow, Virginia, where they were sold and bought. They were brought to do the dirtywork of the slave owner such as to aid in the production of crops like tobacco and cotton. All slaves counted as ⅗ of one person for the population for taxation and representation of congress. What was it like to be a slave? Many people dont know thesuffering and abuse they had to go through just to surive ona day to day basis. Slaves lived in little shacks no bigger than a small room where they worked on …show more content…
She was a huge impact in the 18th century who eventually created the book Uncle Toms Cabin. Stowe was the 7th child born into a warm loving family. She attended Pierce Academy then moved to Cincinnati where she met the love of her life, Calvin Ellis Stowe. Six out of Seven of their children were born in Cincinnati. Sadly the stowes lost their 18 month old baby to Cholera, a disease causing severe diarrhea and dehydration usually spread in water. In 1850, the stowes wanted a new start so they moved to Maine to raise their family. Around the same time the fugitive slave act was passed, re-enslavement of escaped slaves. Not only did the fugitive slave act drive her to write Uncle Tom 's cabin but sodid the loss of her child, she wrote the book to help her understand the pain of enslaved mothers had to go through when they lost their child. The idea of the book came from when she lived in a slave state. Previously Stowe lived in Kentucky where she was acquainted with abolitionists and run away slaves who told her tales of appalling treatment there drive for freedom. A few months later, Stowe hired a small scaled servant girl. Later on she heard that the girls owner was looking for her. At that time due to the fugitive slave act the owner could seize her and take her back to slavery. Harriet Beecher Stowe, Harriet 's brother- Henry ward Beecher and Calvin Stowe armed themselves and put the girl in a wagon and drove her to …show more content…
Time has progressed and the issue with racism has still been a downfall around the world. People still saw blacks as a disgrace to America. They weren 't allowed on busses or allowed to use the same restroom or even allowed to drink out of the same water fountain as white people. Many people didn 't hire them for jobs or treat them how they should be treated as equal. Racism is still an issue people deal with in present day all around the world. There are slangs like how chinese are “chinks” for instance. Not only blacks but chinese, asian, japanese, native american, mexican and even white people all have their stereotypes. This is an ongoing issue even in the 21st century. There 's been tremendous progress since slavery to Martin Luther King Junior and how he has a dream for everybody to be equal. Sadly his dream hasnt come true yet due to the fact that people still get discriminated against. Theres a lot of work and effort to be put into the progress of our nation and how people get treated because of their race on a daily basis. Everyday is closer to the equality that people should already endure in the first place. With determination and rising above Martin Luther King Juniors dream will one day come

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